Monday, January 26, 2009

Meet Miriam Celaya

Miriam Celaya is a Cuban blogger, whose Spanish-language blog Sin Evasión (English version: Sin Without Evasion) is celebrating its one year anniversary. Miriam began writing under the pseudonym "Eva González," but six months later she decided to use her real name. In a Global Voices interview with Claudia Cadelo, she talks about how she started blogging, the decision to leave her pseudonym behind, and about her participation in the recent blogger gatherings on the island.

She blogs: "Internet interactivity is, for Cubans “inside,” not only a higher challenge but almost a utopia. The conditions under which we work make it very difficult to post daily to our blog, unless we have friends outside who have been helping us. In any case, although such help is invaluable, we can’t count on the immediacy between uploading a post and our access to the readers’ comments.

In my case in particular, I try to upload my own work, in the precarious way that is possible, which is why I always upload multiple posts on the same day even though it’s not ideal for me or my readers, who often will visit the blog and see a new post and not realize there are others, posted the same day."

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